Fondazione Luigi Rovati’s new Museum of Art houses showcases that accommodate important artifacts of the Etruscan collection. The particular shape of the showcases is intended to reduce the distance between the visitor and the works on display, encouraging their dialogue with the architecture of the rooms. It is also intended to break the traditional pattern of museum 'box' showcases by experimenting with new forms
Designed by architect Mario Cucinella, with the support of Goppion's “design assist” engineering program, these 27 showcases are all high-performance and conservation grade, to best protect delicate objects. Thirteen of these are island showcases with a square base and a system of adjustable shelves by means of racks, and the other fourteen are triangular-base island cases with an inclined glass top; the objects are placed on metal tables supported by vertical glass blades.
The irregular shape of the showcases with minimal support in the interior tables involved careful structural studies. The adaptation of the lighting apparatus to Goppion's building systems was equally delicate. To meet design requirements, the complex technical compartments housed in the showcase plinth had to be miniaturized. Special attention was paid to defining colors and custom finishes that would meet the refined design requirements.
All the showcases are equipped with autonomous lighting: in the showcases with a square base, the glass tops’ perimeter is equipped with mini LED spots, and in those with a triangular base, by way of a perimeter of mini LED spots and light panel in the top.
Goppion also made the metal plinth with a reinforced structure to support Luna marble columns depicting a funeral scene.
- Autonomous lightning
- Internal recirculating air filter systems
- The objects are placed on metal tables supported by vertical glass blades
- Perimeter magnetic mini LED spotlights
- Colors and custom finishes that meet design requirements
|Location ||Milan, Italy |
|Year ||2022 |
|Architects ||Mario Cucinella |
|Products Used ||Goppion island showcases, triangular-base island cases |